A momentous partnership between the All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) and Sri Sri University is poised to redefine the landscape of technological education and innovation. AICRA, a leading authority in fostering technological excellence, has inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Sri University to establish a cutting-edge Center of Excellence (CoE) dedicated to Industry 4.0, elevating the significance of this transformative initiative.
The signing ceremony, graced by illustrious dignitaries including Prof. Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni, President of Sri Sri University, Prof. L. Dr. Rabinarayan Satpathy, Director and Dean of Science and Emerging Technologies at Sri Sri University, Mr. Rajkumar Sharma, President of AICRA, and Ms. Alka Sachdeva, Vice President of AICRA, marks a landmark moment in the trajectory of India’s technological advancement.
As a proactive agent of change, AICRA is at the forefront of initiatives aimed at harnessing the immense potential of Industry 4.0. This collaboration, which envisions the establishment of 200 On-Campus Centers of Excellence across India, exemplifies AICRA’s resolute commitment to equipping the youth with the skills and expertise required to thrive in an era defined by disruptive technologies.
The CoE at Sri Sri University is set to serve as a nucleus of transformation, fostering a dynamic environment that fuels innovation and learning. The heart of this collaboration will be the CoE laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide students and faculties the opportunity to explore and experiment with the latest Industry 4.0 technologies.
The programs housed within the CoE echo AICRA’s dedication to driving technological progress. Faculty Development Programs (FDP) will elevate the capabilities of educators, while semester-wise certification programs will empower students with skills that directly address the needs of industry. Robotics literacy programs will cultivate a passion for automation and robotics, laying the foundation for a generation of technologically adept individuals.
“The collaboration between AICRA and Sri Sri University encapsulates a shared vision of pioneering education and innovation,” remarks Mr. Rajkumar Sharma, President of AICRA. “This partnership underscores our unwavering commitment to empowering the youth with the tools they need to lead in Industry 4.0.”
The partnership with AICRA will extend beyond the CoE’s academic offerings. The research initiatives, reskilling courses, on-premise internship programs, and the establishment of an Incubation Centre will collectively contribute to the holistic development of students, preparing them to not only adapt to, but to shape the evolving technological landscape.
This partnership between AICRA and Sri Sri University serves as a testament to the potential that arises when academia and industry collaborate with a shared vision. Together, they are poised to create a legacy of technological innovation and expertise that will drive India’s growth in Industry 4.0 and beyond.